After a mild setback in March, our net worth resumed its steady growth. In April with a monthly improvement of $19,015, or 1.1%, making it the best showing in the last six months.
Our household balance sheet, along with monthly, year-to-date, and trailing 12 months comparison, are shown below:
More than one areas are moving in the right direction. First, without significant one-time spend, we saved over $4,000 from our salary income.
On the investment front, our USD-denominated investment gained almost $9,000, or 2% thanks to benign market conditions. Also, our investment in China appreciated $12,000 despite a flat-lined market.
On the other hand, the Chinese Yuan foreign exchange rate continued its downward trend in April, setting us back for about $6,000.